Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 130755
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH93
  • TP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

We've been a fan of McLaren Vale Shiraz for many years now, yet have been keen to progress the traditional style, to wines with brighter fruit, less obvious alcohol and minimal reliance on oak. We've made a very accessible, well-loved style that's a proven hit with fans of the variety. This is a soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displaying blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence.

Critical Acclaim

"Crimson-purple; a wine with Janus's two faces, one with ripe black fruits, the other with very savoury/earthy/dark chocolate/French oak and tannin characters. Watch this space for its future development."
93 Points

"A peppered lip-smacker, grapey-plums party with spiced herbs. Basil, meet blackberry, blackberry, meet pencil shavings. Grippy tannins and a juicy finish keep the good times going. "
90 Points

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Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/17/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Just a delight. Nice fruity nose with a touch of oak on the finish. This is a memorable Shiraz. I will buy more.
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WIll D - Biloxi, MS (read all my reviews)

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(8/14/2014)
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Learn About Robert Oatley Map ItMap It

Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.

Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.

With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

Read More About McLaren Vale

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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